A Raging Battle ~ Made to Crave Week 1

23 Jan

Made To Crave

Its Thursday, and during the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study, it’s the day to HOP

I’ll be joining up with other bloggers doing the study and sharing our journey

Join us or just read for your encouragement

~A Raging Battle~

Of the four blog topics to chose from this week, this is the one that spoke to me and some of my revelations from this week.

Actually, the topic didn’t speak, it SHOUTED!

Boy, I hit the panic mode …

{I’d say I broke into a sweat but it’s too cold here to be sweating.  Sweating right now would be considered dangerous – it would probably freeze on your person and that would be a problem!}

The crux of this raging battle is that food isn’t the only thing that tempts to destroy us.  Destruction to our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being comes in craving ANYTHING more than God.

I’ll be honest, I don’t like to shout or to be angry over stuff.  But I have it in abundance lately.  It’s my “go to” instead of food.

I wouldn’t be surprised if my {somewhat} controlling nature is a “go to” as well.

So, here’s the deal… I feel like this is INDEED a RAGING battle… and that I have shown up ill-equipped!

1.  In this battle, I have been excusing behavior instead of using Biblical principles

2.  I’m learning that the accountability I need is going to be between God and me because He’s fully reliable

In other words, I can’t lean on others to get me through the core of the issues.   They can encourage me along the way and offer advise, but MY answers are not always going to be found through the experience of others.

3.  God wants my complete surrender on some of these issues as He shows them to me

He really does need to be the one in control because I am just not very good at it!


Here’s the big deal that came to my mind today though… like usual … I was in the shower and had NOTHING to write on (maybe I need some soap crayons)


God created us and spoke the Word to man.  He didn’t give this Word to us just so we could quote a scripture here or there or even just to reveal AWESOME prophecies …

He gave us this WHOLE book to teach us how to do things AND to show us that …

That Raging Battle?


You can quote chapter and verse – but when you have read the Word from cover to cover – as in from Genesis to Maps …

You will find that it’s His battle and




I’m not giving up,

I’m not giving in,

I’m giving it OVER!!!

Psalm 27:6

Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me;

at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;

I will sing and make music to the Lord.


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14 responses to “A Raging Battle ~ Made to Crave Week 1

  1. Stephanie Solberg

    January 23, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Yes, so true! “Destruction to our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being comes in craving ANYTHING more than God.” Control is an issue with me to. My flesh craves it. Good reminder, that the battle is already won. Thanks for these words. Stephanie Solberg OBS Group Leader

    • Sue

      January 23, 2014 at 1:33 PM

      Thanks for your visit… I’m reading about your diet pop addiction right now
      : )

  2. Liz

    January 23, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Love it!! Thank you! I have your little chant in my head: I’m not giving up, I’m not giving in, I’m giving it over and I added in my mind I’m an Overcomer! This is the name our Facebook group took for ourselves through this study. Thanks for this !! God bless you!

    • Sue

      January 23, 2014 at 1:37 PM

      Thanks for the visit Liz! And you’re welcome…

      I loved having that song on my mind all day Sunday-great inspiration

      May God bless you as well!

  3. shantay

    January 23, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Thanks for sharing. In reading these words,
    “I’m not giving up, I’m not giving in, I’m giving it OVER!!!”
    Made me think, “I am giving it over because I am an OVERcomer!!! Thanks for that reminder. 🙂

    • Sue

      January 23, 2014 at 1:39 PM

      Thanks for stopping by… Glad to give you some words of encouragement!

      I guess that’s what being an overcomer really means-giving it over

      Have a great day!

  4. Cindy

    January 23, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Sue love your blog thank you for reminding me to give it all over to Him He has already won – your two points on excuses and accountability is something I have been doing and saying “if only I had a friend Lord to be accountable to” – you told me why I don’t – thank you may our God bless you xx

    • Sue

      January 23, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      Cindy, thanks for your visit and your words… I recently read somewhere some thoughts on accountability..and the point boiled down to the fact that they couldn’t find anything scriptural to support that idea… Regardless, we ARE to lift each other up.

      Someone else just reminded me that “Sue, whereever you go, you take YOU with you.” So, rely on God, with or without an accountability partner – they are helpful… but only God is with you 24/7. He’s got your back and will empower you : D

      • cindylo40

        January 24, 2014 at 3:17 AM

        Thank you sue I just knew when I read it God was saying only I can do this 🙂 your writing is so filled with wisdom and knowledge. Am just at this moment writing down what you said so I can remind myself off it all cause I know He wants me too. He’s got my back He will and has empowered me. Xx

  5. Leah J's Word Trips

    January 23, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    I’m so happy to someone else to this study too 🙂

  6. Miriam Lind

    January 23, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Yes – give it OVER!! Well said. Thanks for your encouragement 🙂

  7. Missy

    January 25, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Amen Sue! A to the men!!!! I am with you – the battle is HIS. From Genesis to Maps and beyond. Love this. Love you. Will be cheering you on from the sidelines as you Work It Out with Him!

    • Sue

      January 26, 2014 at 5:58 AM

      Thanks Missy… I am so glad to have you on my side – drama and all!

      You just make me smile…and laugh too!


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